Private Phillip Lyon Beeler was killed in action in Okinawa on 14 March 1945. Prior to the war, he was attended South Knoxville Junior High School and Stair Technical High School and had joined the Marine Corp Reserve.

He was repatriated back to the United States after the war and funeral services were held on May 8, 1948, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Military Honors were presented by the United States Marine Corp at his burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville.

5th Marine Division, 27th Replacement Draft

The Knoxville Journal, April 4, 1945
Marine Private Phillip B. Beeler, 18, was killed in action on Iwo Jima March 14, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther B. Beeler of 1014 State Street, were notified last night. Private Beeler enlisted in the Marine Corps last April and went overseas in November. Prior to entering service he attended Stair Technical High School. In addition to his parents, survivors are five brothers, Albert and Herbert of Knoxville, Sgt. Fred L. in India, Pfc. Alvin and Cpl. Luther in Germany.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 September 1926
  • Date of death: 14 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Marine Division, 27th Replacement Draft
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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